5 Dead in East Asian Typhoons

    Pedestrians use umbrellas to shield themselves from strong wind and rain caused by Typhoon Bolaven in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. The powerful typhoon pounded South Korea with strong winds and heavy rain Tuesday, while the nation's coast guard battled rough seas in a race to rescue fishermen on two Chinese ships that slammed into rocks off the southern coast.  (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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    Two fishing ships were smashed into the rocks off South Korea on Tuesday, killing five. The powerful typhoons have caused problems across the country, knocking out electricity for hundreds of thousands of South Koreans and causing the deaths of at least three more people. The storm has also grounded flights and put a halt to scheduled war games organized by the American and South Korean militaries. Typhoon Bolaven’s heavy winds and rain moved toward North Korea on Tuesday, where the government and civilians were still working to recover after recent heavy floods that devastated the country.

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